I've had "normal" sized babies in the past (7lb 10 oz & 8lb 1 oz) and never "measured big". When they would measure my fundal height, I was always exact (ie: 34 weeks, 34 cm). I just went to the Dr. on Friday, and she had trouble figuring out where to listen for his heartrate, since its seems he's on BOTH sides, not just one... my whole tummy was hard. She measured me, and while I should have been 33 1/2, I measured 36.
Add this to the pressure and lots of ctx (they FEEL real enough) I kinda think they might be a tad off on my EDD. What do you think? Should I go ahead and pack my bag?
Answer by outstandingLove at 2:33 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by doulala at 2:34 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
The gestational age of an unborn baby is best determined by looking at a number of different factors. If you combine an accurate date of the last menstrual period with a first-trimester pelvic exam, fundal measurement (from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus), date of "quickening," and a fetal heart tone, then confirm these findings with a first-trimester ultrasound, you'll end up with a due date that is still only 85 percent accurate, plus or minus 14 days. Second-trimester ultrasounds tend to be inaccurate by plus or minus 8 days, and third-trimester ultrasounds by a whopping 22 days.
Answer by doulala at 2:35 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 2:38 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by kaycee14 at 2:40 PM on Feb. 22, 2009
Answer by MunchiesMom324 at 2:53 PM on Feb. 22, 2009